June 21, 2016

NATO’s Cyber Deterrence

Estonian Defence Forces

At the Warsaw Summit NATO will recognise cyberspace as an operational domain. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg “treating cyber as an operational domain would enable us to better protect our missions and operations.”

In this context this policy paper recommends necessary courses of action in order to extend deterrence into this new domain, focusing on education, exercises, training, and evaluation as key aspects for future capability planning. It suggest that NATO should plan and prepare for fulfilling its core tasks — that is, collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security — both in and through the cyber domain.  

Download: Piret Pernik – NATO’s Cyber Deterrence (PDF)